Current Scams & ID Theft Attempts
Scammers are always evolving! Check this page if you're unsure if something you
experienced was a scam or fraudulent activity.
To keep Expedition and you protected, we ask questions only you should know to verify it is
you on the phone or in person.
Minneapolis Public Schools has announced a system breach - March 9, 2023
What is a System Breach?
A System Breach is an incident where a hacker has been able to gain unauthorized access to
information and data. Companies, apps, stores, or other entities that store personal information
can experience system breaches without warning and you don't always know when/if your
information has been compromised. Recently, the Minneapolis Public School (MPS) District announced
a system breach.
This hacker breach of MPS systems did not access any Expedition CU's
systems, however, members may work or have students attending the district and may have
been notified by MPS that some of their personal information was impacted.
Are my Expedition CU accounts secure?
To keep Expedition and you protected, we ask questions only you should know to verify it is you
on the phone or in person. While it can seem inconvenient to be asked these questions, please
remember it is to keep all member information as secure as possible.
Add an extra layer of security:
Set up a verbal passcode to add an extra layer of security. We can set up a passcode for account
access that only you know when you call us over the phone.
If you are concerned about your personal information being compromised, please call us at
Federal cyber officials offer four critical steps everyone can take to protect
- Protect your computer by using security software. Set the software to update automatically so
it can deal with any new security threats.
- Protect your mobile phone by setting software to update automatically. These updates could
give you critical protection against security threats.
- Protect your accounts by using multi-factor authentication. Some accounts offer extra security
by requiring two or more credentials to log in to your account. This is called multi-factor
authentication. The additional credentials you need to log in to your account fall into two
- Something you have — like a passcode you get via an authentication
app or a security key.
- Something you are — like a scan of your fingerprint, your retina, or
Multi-factor authentication makes it harder for scammers to log in to your accounts if they do
get your username and password.
- Protect your data by backing it up. Back up your data and make sure those backups aren't
connected to your home network. You can copy your computer files to an external hard drive or
cloud storage. Back up the data on your phone, too.